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Edgy Architecture for the Sound Studio

Edgy Architecture for the Sound Studio

To call Peter Grueneisen an architect for the stars would be an understatement. Since the early 1990s, the Swiss-born, SCI-arc-educated designer has been working with clients like Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Ice-T, Will Smith, the Dave Matthews Band and David Lynch. His specialty? Sound studios. A studio by Grueneisen is unlike any that’s come [...]

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Paul Schatz and the Magic of Milaflores

Paul Schatz and the Magic of Milaflores

Paul Schatz is batting .1000. He released a new line of limestone and marble tile through New Ravenna three years ago. The tiles mingle Spanish Colonial- and Islamic-influnced designs, in a light and graceful color palette of teals and turquoise. He called the line Miraflores. Now he’s followed up with similar patterns in glass – [...]

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From Dwell, a Home Tour in Manhattan

From Dwell, a Home Tour in Manhattan

When Dwell on Design New York moves into Manhattan next month, it’ll be paired with a five-home tour on Saturday, Oct. 11. Dwell Home Tours will feature an uber-chic residential quintet, curated by the magazine’s clued-in editorial staff. They’ve selected the homes featured for the qualities of high design, good materials and solid building methodology. [...]

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In Carolina, Marrying Program to Site

In Carolina, Marrying Program to Site

It’s a sensitive solution to a 21st-century challenge. Near North Carolina’s Outer Banks, architects at Clark Nexsen have carefully sited two new structures to house an institute dedicated to studying the fragile Carolina coastline. In essence, the designers sought to marry the client’s program of studies to its site. The buildings overlook Croatan Sound in [...]

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Wry Humor, Good Design: designPOP

Wry Humor, Good Design: designPOP

The cover says it all. Padded, neon pink and vinyl-covered, its title – designPOP – is de-bossed. There’s a wry sense of humor at work here, and more of that to come inside. “The whole idea of humor and of simplifying design is to bridge an industry that’s often complicated for the average person,” says [...]

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The Curious Facts About Cottage Time

The Curious Facts About Cottage Time

A+A is currently sojourning at a favorite beach on a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina. Here, some years back, a friend asked for a few written words on the nature of Cottage Time. We happily obliged him, and today, though he’s no longer with us, the words he sought endure. Pythagoras, when asked [...]

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Justyn Livingston’s Archetypal Tiles

Justyn Livingston’s Archetypal Tiles

One of A+A’s favorite artisans — and one of the first we wrote about — is Justyn Livingston. Her work is inspired by her extensive travels and the things she’s encountered along the way. A few weeks back, we asked her for a few words on how she’s come to create her very fine lines of tile [...]

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Christopher Poehlmann’s Lighting as Art

Christopher Poehlmann’s Lighting as Art

By Regina Connell. Having interviewed a number of lighting designers, I’ve found that they’re a pretty talented, cerebral bunch. They have to be artisans and thus know about materials and design and all that, and they have to know a little something about practical things like electricity. But they’re also installation artists, sculptors of form, [...]

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A Grant for Carolina’s Bauhaus Legacy

A Grant for Carolina’s Bauhaus Legacy

A museum in Asheville, N.C., dedicated to preserving the modernist legacy of Black Mountain College, yesterday received a grant of almost $650,000 to pursue its mission. The college, which operated outside Asheville from 1933 to 1957, was led by Bauhaus master Josef Albers. The Black Mountain College and Museum Center was established in 1993, and [...]

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Dwell on Design’s Debut in New York

Dwell on Design’s Debut in New York

After nine years in Los Angeles, with 31,000 visitors annually and a reputation as the largest design event in the nation, Dwell on Design is setting its sights a little higher. From Oct. 9-11, it will lead a series of discussions about architecture and design – in New York. For starters, there’s keynote speaker Daniel [...]

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